Welcome to the Rudloe and environs website.
Here you will find news, articles and photos of an area that straddles the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north-west Wiltshire.
Contributions in the form of articles or photos are welcome. Even those with completely contrary views to mine!
Thanks to the website builder 1&1 and Rob Brown for the original idea.
Rudloescene now, in January 2014, has a sister, academic rather than anarchic, website about Box history here: http://www.boxpeopleandplaces.co.uk/
It contains thoroughly professional, well-researched articles about Box and its people.
Contact rudloescene through the 'Contact' page.
Sunday, 25th October 2020, brings a bright, showery day. A walk around Boxfields, Hazelbury and Thorneypits receives the designation Walks in the Time of Covid U (this is the thirtieth such walk). The title pictures are: Old man's beard and the beeches of Doohan's Wood; horse chestnut in the Hazelbury 'avenue' and field maple at Thorneypits.
* Perhaps Brexit and subsidies are also involved. For me, the milk industry is evil, involving the killing or shipping abroad for veal of male calves; the use of antibiotics/growth hormone etc in non-organic milk (which may filter through to the drinker); the breeding for massively increased milk yields to the detriment of the animals' health/welfare. Given a natural healthy life, cows can live for twenty years or more. High-yielding dairy cows will typically be slaughtered after three or four lactations because their milk production drops and/or they are chronically lame or infertile.